Here's the latest news, Ozarks Environment style!

Updated 8-18-21

New Events & Cancellations: Be sure to check our Calendar of Events for new events and cancellations due to weather or the coronavirus.

Missouri Department of Conservation and Missouri Department of Natural Resources have recently redesigned their websites.

2021 Missouri DNR Photo Contest is open April 1 - October 1

Governor Parson Announces Dru Buntin as New Director of Department of Natural Resources

Application period open for various projects through Volkswagen Trust

Missouri Recycling Association 2021 Conference: November 15-17, 2021

First electric vehicle charging station funded through Volkswagen Trust opens

Be a part of the City of Springfield's City-Wide Clean-up Activities

Bike, Walk, & Wheel Week in May

Volkswagen Trust Opening Soon: Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Applications

Missouri Department of Conservation Reports Final CWD Results For 2020-2021 Season

Missouri Department of Conservation: Nominations for the 2021 Leopold Conservation Award

Missouri Department of Conservation: Tree Resource Improvement & Maintenance (TRIM) Grant

EPA Reboots: Climate Change Website

EPA Publishes 28th Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory

EPA: Region 7 Launches Trash-Free Waters Healthy Environment Challenge

Missouri Coalition for the Environment Welcomes Jared Opsal as New Executive Director

Call for Missouri Prairie Foundation Prairie Garden Grant Applications. Click here for details.

James River Basin Partnership: Outdoor Education Series

James River Basin Partnership: James River Float Series

James River Basin Partnership Releases Annual Report

Educators: The new Community Resource Guide is here!

Department of Natural Resources awards $15 million to Springfield

City will make sewer collection system improvements

The City of Springfield and Greene County are always taking applications for members of boards and commissions. Click here for more information.

Updated Clean Air Action Plan is now available.

The Environmental Protection Agency extends nominations deadline for the 2021 President's Environmental Student and Teacher Awards:

President's Environmental Youth Award (PEYA): Click here for more information

Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators (PIAEE): Click here for more


Grow Native! Native Plants Sales: Click here for more information.

Grow Native! has excellent new webinars: Click here for more information.

What's the Buzz About Pollinator Plots? Click here to find out!

Department of Natural Resources awards $1.7 million for electric vehicle chargers through Volkswagen Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust

Click here for more details

Missouri Prairie Foundation Earns National Recognition

The 55-year-old land trust has been awarded accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.

Now is a good time to check out Missouri Environmental Education Association (MEEA).

Check out what's happening at Vital Farms.

Watershed Committee of the Ozarks: 2020 Annual Report

Congratulations to Loring Bullard on his latest publication! Learn more about Living Waters: The Springs of Missouri and get your own copy here.

Great American Outdoors Act Signed Into Law

City Utilities announces new Electric Vehicle Charger Rebate program for new-home construction. Click here for more details.

Buy native trees and shrubs from MDC State Forest Nursery. Order are being taken now through April 2021. Supplies are limited so order early.

It makes a difference when we don't drive for whatever reason. Check out recent emissions reduction in Air Quality.

Car Shopping? Here are some suggestions for electric vehicles.

There's a new deadline for the latest round of Volkswagen Trust grant applications. See Grants and Funding Opportunities.

For the latest information on EPA's Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA), see Grants and Funding Opportunities.

Congratulations to Grow Native! on 20 years of advocating native plants. See Native Trees & Plants.

Missouri Department of Natural Resources has announced the 2020 Pesticide collection dates and sites. See Recycling & Composting.

Missouri Department of Conservation launches new podcast to connect listeners with nature. See General Information to learn about Nature Boost.

Your school can be a Green Ribbon School. Information about winners is in Overachievers and information about the program is in Educational Resources.

For interesting tidbits from Jeff Cantrell at Missouri Department of Conservation, check Educational Resources.

These days we could all use a lift. The Environmental Protection Agency offers environmental indicators showing progress since the first Earth Day. See Earth Day for more information.

Check out Legislation for recent updates.

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